News tagged with cobra

How cobras form hood flares

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cobras, and several other groups of unrelated snakes, form a menacing hood flare by expanding the sides of their necks as part of a defensive display. Now scientists in the US have identified ...

Apr 20, 2010 4.2 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast report

Snake venom charms science world

The King Cobra continues to weave its charm with researchers identifying a protein in its venom with the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms.

Mar 08, 2010 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Florida bill would ban pythons as pets

You wouldn't be able to buy a Burmese python as a pet anymore in Florida, under a bill drafted by a state senator who said the state should shut off the source of "dangerous reptiles" that have colonized the Everglades.

Sep 23, 2009 not rated yet 1

Here's venom in your eye: Spitting cobras hit their mark

Spitting cobras have an exceptional ability to spray venom into eyes of potential attackers. A new study published in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology reveals how these snakes maximize their chances of hitting the ta ...

Jan 22, 2009 3 / 5 (2) 0